Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Coalition of Business Groups Oppose California Energy Commission Revisions to Energy Benchmarking Law - AB 1103

In an unprecedented coalescence of the California Association of Realtors, the California Chamber of Commerce, the California Building Industry Association, BOMA, NAIOP, IREM and others who are part of the California Business Properties Association (CBPA) , the business community made it clear that the California Energy Commission's (CEC) draft regulations implementing AB 1103 for non-residential buildings were too broadly stated and that the Commission was overstepping its authority if it mandated anything other than the use of the Energy Star Portfolio Manager program to assess a property's energy consumption profile.

Written by CBPA Vice President Matthew Hargrow, the response letter, which you can read here, pulls no punches calling out the CEC staff for overreaching their authority that was not authorized by the California Legislature.

Please click here to review the draft regulations, original legislation and the CEC legal opinion.

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